A Natural History of Trail Ridge Road: Rocky Mountain National Park's Highway to the Sky

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Constructed from 1929 to 1932 and opened to tourists and drivers the following year, Trail Ridge Road earned immediate inclusion among the scenic wonders of the world. The new path through the park followed the ancient trail across Tombstone Ridge and offered visitors breathtaking views and a privileged glimpse at unique ecosystems. Today, Trail Ridge Road endures as a truly otherworldly place. It is the country's highest continuous paved road, peaking at over twelve thousand feet and running forty-eight miles. Join author Amy Law on a tour across the Continental Divide and through the history of Colorado's most famous byway.
ISBN: 9781626199354
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Colorado
Series: Natural History
Images: 76
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Amy Law has been lucky enough to live near Trail Ridge Road and so has made many trips over this fascinating highway. To learn more about the natural history of Trail Ridge Road and other ecosystems, Amy earned a master's degree from the College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. In the years since, she's spent much of her time filling in the gaps in her education. Amy lives west of Denver with her husband, two kids and two dogs.
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